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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shrine Circus is underway today through Sunday in Kenner


Circus performer Dulce Vital spins while being suspended from the ceiling of Pontchartrain Center during the Jerusalem Shrine Circus in Kenner Friday, November 23, 2007.

By Quo Vadis Hollins, The Times-Picayune

Published: Friday, November 25, 2011

It’s going to be a flurry of family fun when the Jerusalem Temple Shriners present the 65th annual Shrine Circus in Kenner. Performances will be held today and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd.John Williamson, Shriner recorder, said this year’s production will be run by George Carden Circus International.
“We have had the same circus for more than 20 years, and this time we decided to do something a little different,” Williamson said.
Organizers hope to delight guests with aerialists, a high-wire act, lions, tigers, elephants, acrobats, motorcycle and bicycle daredevils and, of course, clowns.
The doors will open one hour before the show, and guests will have the opportunity to ride elephants, take pictures and meet the clowns.
Through the years, the Shriners circus has been a popular attraction for families. To ensure that every student has an opportunity to enjoy the performance, the Shriners have provided vouchers to students in schools in Jefferson, Orleans, Lafourche, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.
“We are hoping that this will be the best year ever,” Williamson said.
During each show’s intermission, the Shriners will award one boy and one girl a bicycle. Children may sign up for the giveaway through a coupon offered in the show’s program.Proceeds from the circus benefit the local Shrine in Destrehan and its community activities. The circus is the organization’s largest fundraising event.
Tickets cost $27 for reserved seats or $20 for adults and $14 for children general admission.

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